The purpose of the draft Coastal By-law is to better protect and manage the coastline, which is one of Cape Town’s most important and valued assets.
“Our coastline draws millions of tourists and local visitors every year. It covers a distance of over 307km and contributes approximately R40 billion per annum to our local economy.
“We cannot overestimate the significant potential it offers for economic growth. It is a publ ic asset that must be preserved and protected for current and future generations.
The draft by-law will assist us to better manage our coastline and enable law enforcement on activities that may have a damaging impact on the coastal environment,” said Marian Nieuwoudt, mayoral committee member for spatial planning and environment.